Verona Police Blotter: April 22-29

By on May 4, 2016

MyVeronaNJ-Police-SlideApril 22, 2016

12:48 AM Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a fraud from a Wilton Terrace resident. The resident reported that her employer advised her that her personal and tax information had been compromised. She wished to document the incident and stated that she has already taken steps to monitor her credit.

5:28 PM Officer Chris Scheper responded to a Bloomfield Avenue business on a report of a male harassing people for money. Upon arrival the officer observed Robert Tucker of North Caldwell in front of the store. The officer was aware that there was an active warrant from the Verona Municipal Court for this individual. Tucker was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. After processing, he was released with a new court date.

April 23, 2016

10:46 AM Officer Ed Ruff took a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle from a Beach Road resident. The resident reported that the vehicle was entered several days ago while parked on Sampson Drive and that a wallet was missing from the vehicle.

April 24, 2016

3:20 PM Officer Chris Scheper took a report of found property from a Parsippany resident. The resident reported finding a wallet on Bloomfield Avenue. The officer was able to make contact with the owner of the wallet and return it to him.

9:01 PM Officer Thomas Conroy took a report of found property from an Ann Street resident. The resident reported finding a wallet in a parking lot on Pompton Avenue. The officer was able to contact the owner who retrieved his property.

April 25, 2016

12:11 AM Officer Alyssa Kirby took a report of a found baby stroller at Liberty Field. The stroller was brought into headquarters for safekeeping.

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1:20 PM Officer Anthony Condorelli took a report of a fraud from an Elmwood Road resident. The resident reported that he received a collection notice regarding an overdue Sprint bill. The resident stated he never had a Sprint account and believes an unknown person may have opened the account using his personal information.

4:47 PM Officer Chris Scheper took a report of a burglary to a garage on Elmwood Road. The resident reported that his bicycle was stolen from the unlocked garage. Nothing else appears to be missing at this time.

April 26, 2016

Officer Ed Ruff took a report of an assault at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. The officer spoke to the operator of a tractor trailer who reported after the motor vehicle accident the operator of the other vehicle exited the vehicle and struck him with a golf club. The truck driver was able to take the golf club away from the individual who had left the area prior to the officer’s arrival. The vehicle was located in West Caldwell. After officers spoke to the operator, John Stefanelli, he was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. After processing he posted bail and was released.

April 27, 2016

2:34 PM Officer Erin McGarrity took a report of harassing phone calls from a Durrell Street resident. The resident reported over the past few months he has been receiving numerous “robocalls” on his cell phone. His phone carrier was able to block some of the numbers.

April 28, 2016

6:01 AM Officer Robert Juliano took a report of a suspicious person from a Morningside Road resident. The resident reported observing two black males exit a vehicle parked on Morningside Road and approach a vehicle parked in a driveway. As they were approaching the vehicle a dog began barking and the two males returned to their vehicle and left the area. Area was checked by the officers with negative results.

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6:41 AM Officer Robert Maguire took a report of a theft of a motor vehicle from a Pease Avenue resident. The resident reported that she parked her vehicle in the driveway at approximately 9 p.m. and that it was missing this morning. Vehicle was entered in the NCIC system as a stolen vehicle.

5:49 PM Officer Jordan Descafano responded along with the Verona Rescue Squad to a Pompton Avenue business on a report of a hand injury. After treatment by the rescue squad, the victim refused transportation to the hospital.

Any individual named in these reports is presumed innocent until a decision is rendered by the courts. MyVeronaNJ.com updates police blotter reports with the disposition of the case upon request and with submission of documentary proof. We do not remove stories or delete names based on an expungement.

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